Shrimp Fried Rice

1
Beth Pierce

By
@smalltownwoman

My family just loves stir fry. Now make it fried rice with shrimp and we are in heaven. Stir fry is not difficult at all and with a few tips it can be mastered by anyone. This recipe moves fast so it really needs your full attention. Now is not the time to fold laundry or call your bookie! You can prepare this recipe in a wok or just a large heavy skillet that can handle the heat.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 1
    pound medium-large fresh shrimp 21-25 count peeled, tails removed and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp
    chinese five spice (optional but recommended)
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2
    large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 c
    frozen peas
  • 3
    cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 3
    green onions chopped
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 4 c
    rice cooked and chilled
  • 4 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle dried shrimp on both sides lightly with Chinese Five Spice.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in heavy skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink flipping halfway through the cooking process; approximately 1-1 1/2 minutes per side. If necessary work in batches. Plate, cover and keep warm.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil in heavy skillet or work over medium high heat. Add chopped carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes; stirring several times. Add peas and cook for 1-2 minutes; stirring a couple of times. Add garlic, ginger and green onions; cooking for 30 seconds. Push the veggies to the side of the pan. Add eggs and cook to scramble. Remove all of that to a plate, cover and keep warm.
  4. Add 1-1 1/2 cups cold rice to skillet over medium high heat in even layer. Sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook undisturbed for 2-3 minutes; flipping halfway through the cooking process. Work in batches, plating, covering and keeping warm after each batch.
  5. Bring everything back to the skillet and heat on low for about 1-1 1/2 minutes stirring several times. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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